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SA 4496. Mr. SPECTER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 3221, moving the United States toward greater energy independence and security, developing innovative new technologies, reducing carbon emissions, creating green jobs, protecting consumers, increasing clean renewable energy production, and modernizing our energy infrastructure, and to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax incentives for the production of renewable energy and energy conservation;
which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

At the appropriate place, insert the following:
(a) In General.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (in this section referred to as the ``Secretary'') shall extend the effective period of the Moving to Work Demonstration Agreement entered into between the Philadelphia Housing Authority and the Department of Housing and Urban Development on or about February 28, 2002, pursuant to section 204 of the Omnibus Consolidated Rescissions and Appropriations Act of 1996, under the heading
``Public Housing/Moving to Work Demonstration'' (Public Law 104-134, 110 Stat. 1321-281) for the 45-day period beginning on April 1, 2008.
(b) Compliance Review.--If the Philadelphia Housing Authority submits certifications by an independent expert verifying that at least 5 percent of its public housing units are in compliance with section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and such certifications are satisfactory to the Secretary, the Secretary shall further extend the Moving to Work Demonstration Agreement for an additional 1 year period.
(c) Terms and Conditions.--Any extension of the Moving to Work Demonstration Agreement under this section shall be under the same terms and conditions as were applicable to the original agreement.
(d) Limitation on Actions of the Secretary.--The Secretary may not terminate or take any adverse action with respect to an agreement described in subsection (a) or any extension thereto--
(1) unless there has been an express finding, on the record, after opportunity for a hearing, of a failure by the Housing Authority to comply with the terms of the agreement or otherwise applicable provisions of law; and
(2) before the expiration of the 30-day period beginning on the date on which the Secretary has filed with the appropriate committees of Congress a full written report of the circumstances and the grounds for such action.

(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Apr 8, 2008.)